A Separate Peace Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

A Separate Peace


  • Author : John Knowles
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-08-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781471139116

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A Separate Peace Excerpt :

AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 'A GOOD READ' 'A novel that made such a deep impression on me at sixteen that I can still conjure the atmosphere in my fifties: of yearning, infatuation mingled indistinguishably with envy, and remorse' Lionel Shriver An American coming-of-age tale during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to the second world war. Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

A Separate Peace Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

A Separate Peace


  • Author : John Knowles
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release Date : 2003-09-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 0743253973

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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. An American classic and great bestseller for over thirty years, A Separate Peace is timeless in its description of adolescence during a period when the entire country was losing its innocence to World War II. Set at a boys' boarding school in New England during the early years of World War II, A Separate Peace is a harrowing and luminous parable of the dark side of adolescence. Gene is a lonely, introverted intellectual. Phineas is a handsome, taunting, daredevil athlete. What happens between the two friends one summer, like the war itself, banishes the innocence of these boys and their world.

A Separate Peace Book

A Separate Peace


  • Author : Hallman Bell Bryant
  • Publisher : Twayne Pub
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015025195879

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A study of John Knowles' classic coming-of-age story draws on the original manuscript and other primary materials to outline the historical and literary context of the novel and reveal the subtlety of Knowles' narrative design

John Knowles s A Separate Peace Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

John Knowles s A Separate Peace


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-05-14
  • Genre: Preparatory school students in literature
  • Pages : 133
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438126524

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John Knowles s A Separate Peace Excerpt :

A collection of essays analyzing Knowles's classic work, including a chronology of his works and life.

A Separate Peace Book

A Separate Peace


  • Author : Tom Stoppard
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: English drama
  • Pages : 30
  • ISBN 10 : 9780573625138

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The Words in My Hands Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Words in My Hands


  • Author : Asphyxia
  • Publisher : Annick Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773215303

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Part coming of age, part call to action, this fast-paced #ownvoices novel about a Deaf teenager is a unique and inspiring exploration of what it means to belong. Smart, artistic, and independent, sixteen year old Piper is tired of trying to conform. Her mom wants her to be “normal,” to pass as hearing, to get a good job. But in a time of food scarcity, environmental collapse, and political corruption, Piper has other things on her mind—like survival. Piper has always been told that she needs to compensate for her Deafness in a world made for those who can hear. But when she meets Marley, a new world opens up—one where Deafness is something to celebrate, and where resilience means taking action, building a com-munity, and believing in something better. Published to rave reviews as Future Girl in Australia (Allen & Unwin, Sept. 2020), this empowering, unforgettable story is told through a visual extravaganza of text, paint, collage, and drawings. Set in an ominously prescient near future, The Words in My Hands is very much a novel for our turbulent times.

Reliable Partners Book

Reliable Partners


  • Author : Charles Lipson
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-12-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400850723

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Democracies often go to war but almost never against each other. Indeed, "the democratic peace" has become a catchphrase among scholars and even U.S. Presidents. But why do democracies avoid fighting each other? Reliable Partners offers the first systematic and definitive explanation. Examining decades of research and speculation on the subject and testing this against the history of relations between democracies over the last two centuries, Charles Lipson concludes that constitutional democracies have a "contracting advantage"--a unique ability to settle conflicts with each other by durable agreements. In so doing he forcefully counters realist claims that a regime's character is irrelevant to war and peace. Lipson argues that because democracies are confident their bargains will stick, they can negotiate effective settlements with each other rather than incur the great costs of war. Why are democracies more reliable partners? Because their politics are uniquely open to outside scrutiny and facilitate long-term commitments. They cannot easily bluff, deceive, or launch surprise attacks. While this transparency weakens their bargaining position, it also makes their promises more credible--and more durable, for democracies are generally stable. Their leaders are constrained by constitutional rules, independent officials, and the political costs of abandoning public commitments. All this allows for solid bargains between democracies. When democracies contemplate breaking their agreements, their open debate gives partners advance notice and a chance to protect themselves. Hence agreements among democracies are less risky than those with nondemocratic states. Setting rigorous analysis in friendly, vigorous prose, Reliable Partners resolves longstanding questions about the democratic peace and highlights important new findings about democracies in world politics, from rivalries to alliances. Above all, it shows conclusively that democracies are uniquely adapted to seal en

Understanding A Separate Peace Book

Understanding A Separate Peace


  • Author : Hallman Bell Bryant
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 031331165X

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Offers source documents and analysis to provide a historical context for understanding the major themes of "A Separate Peace."

A Separate Peace Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

A Separate Peace


  • Author : John Knowles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 0553250523

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Frankie   Bug Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Frankie Bug


  • Author : Gayle Forman
  • Publisher : Aladdin
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534482531

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In the debut middle grade novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Gayle Forman comes a poignant and powerful coming-of-age story that follows a young girl and her new friend as they learn about family, friendship, allyship, and finding your way in a complicated world. It’s the summer of 1987, and all ten-year-old Bug wants to do is go to the beach with her older brother and hang out with the locals on the boardwalk. But Danny wants to be with his own friends, and Bug’s mom is too busy, so Bug is stuck with their neighbor Philip’s nephew, Frankie. Bug’s not too excited about hanging out with a kid she’s never met, but they soon find some common ground. And as the summer unfolds, they find themselves learning some important lessons about each other, and the world. Like what it means to be your true self and how to be a good ally for others. That family can be the people you’re related to, but also the people you choose to have around you. And that even though life isn’t always fair, we can all do our part to make it more just.

A Separate Peace Book

A Separate Peace


  • Author : John Knowles
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 106
  • ISBN 10 : 1580496415

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Fulfill state-mandated objectives and national guidelines AND spark student learning with Prestwick Activity Packs. Providing a wide variety of activities such as role-playing, completing maps and charts, comparing authors' styles, and drawing from an arr

Going After Cacciato Book
Score: 4
From 32 Ratings

Going After Cacciato


  • Author : Tim O'Brien
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2009-02-18
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307485502

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A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THINGS THEY CARRIED "To call Going After Cacciato a novel about war is like calling Moby-Dick a novel about whales." So wrote The New York Times of Tim O'Brien's now classic novel of Vietnam. Winner of the 1979 National Book Award, Going After Cacciato captures the peculiar mixture of horror and hallucination that marked this strangest of wars. In a blend of reality and fantasy, this novel tells the story of a young soldier who one day lays down his rifle and sets off on a quixotic journey from the jungles of Indochina to the streets of Paris. In its memorable evocation of men both fleeing from and meeting the demands of battle, Going After Cacciato stands as much more than just a great war novel. Ultimately it's about the forces of fear and heroism that do battle in the hearts of us all. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content

Readings on A Separate Peace Book

Readings on A Separate Peace


  • Author : Jill Karson
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1565108264

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Readings on A Separate Peace Excerpt :

Essays on the structure, themes, characterization, and technique of Knowles' novel are accompanied by a brief profile of the author

Catch As Catch Can Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Catch As Catch Can


  • Author : Joseph Heller
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849836500

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Catch As Catch Can Excerpt :

Not many writers introduce a phrase - let alone a whole idea - into the language. In CATCH-22, Joseph Heller invented a motif for the modern world. For that book alone he is one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. But where did the author who was able to create that novel come from? And what happened to those remarkable characters? CATCH AS CATCH CAN for the first time collects early works, previously unpublished stories and lost chapters of CATCH-22 to chart the development of a genius. It also explores the consequences in the later stories of the unforgettable Yossarian, and Heller's non-fiction pieces, in which the author reflects upon his childhood in Coney Island and the novel which shaped everything that was written after it.

War in John Knowles s A Separate Peace Book

War in John Knowles s A Separate Peace


  • Author : Dedria Bryfonski
  • Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 9780737752694

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War in John Knowles s A Separate Peace Excerpt :

This compelling volume explores the complexities of adolescent friendship in John Knowles's A Separate Place. Essays discuss the life of John Knowles, the role of personal experience in fiction, how the novel explores the roots of war, as well as contemporary perspectives on how war in Afghanistan is increasing bullying among children, and how sports bring joy despite the realities of war.